Player of the Game: Scottie Reynolds: 23 pts, 6 ast
Recap: Villanova beat Houston Baptist by 36 points tonight to move to 8-0. There's not a whole lot more to say here. The game was never close. It seemed like Nova was playing a NAIA team... because essentially they were.
All five Villanova starters scored in double figures. Reynolds - 23, Stokes - 22, Cunningham - 13, Fisher - 12, Pena - 10. Redding added 7 points off the bench and Clark had 5.
The two big stories of the game were...
Scottie's Breakout Performance
Scottie Reynolds had a breakout game with a season-high 23 points to go along with 6 assists. He's been complacent all season long to be patient and set up his teammates, never really needing to score a whole lot. He didn't need to score tonight either, but he reminded us that he can still drop 40 points when he wants to.
He's On Fire
Corey Stokes was red-hot tonight, hitting a career-high 6 shots from downtown to score a career-high 22 points. When he's open, it's as good as gold.
The team has looked really good, but you can't really tell how they rank nationally based upon the sub-par competition they've played so far. We'll have a good idea where Nova stands after Tuesday when they face the #8 ranked Texas Longhorns in the Wildcats' marquee non-conference game of the season.
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